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Active Directory in 2003 server

I am using MS Windows 2003 Server,I want to configure the CAtoIssueSmart Card Certificates.Somebody Told me to followthefollowingprocedure:Start>AllPrograms>AdministrativeTools>ActiveDirectory.I tried to do so butI Can't find an ActiveDirectory in theAdministrative Tools.What can IDo to salve thisproblem?

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If active Directory is not in administrative tools then it is likely that the machine is not configrued as a domain controller. You will need to add this as a role through server manager. Once configured as a domain controller Active Directory will appear under admin tools

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I have win2003 i want it serover what can i do


Hello,

You can do a lot with this operating system.

Some of his features are: DOMAIN Controller, Active Directory, Ftp Server, DHCP, Web Server, Terminal Server, File server etc.
Here i have some very useful links.

About Windows 2003 Server Editions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2003
Futures: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/evaluation/features/default.mspx

Configuring DNS Server: http://www.petri.co.il/install_and_configure_windows_2003_dns_server.htm

Configuring DHCP Server: http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-server-2003/install-and-configure-dhcp-server-in-win-server-2003-step-by-step-guide/

Configuring File Server: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/File_Server_Windows_2003.html

Configure Printing Server: http://www.brightrev.com/how-to/enterprise/55-best-practices-for-setting-up-a-windows-print-server.html

Configure FTP Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323384

Configure Active Directory: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/windows-2003-active-directory-setupdcpromo/

Configure Web Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324742

All these are only some of his features.

I hope is useful to you and your friends

Mar 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise...

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Server 2003 & client configuration


<p><span>Some days before I have done a job on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise edition & Client XP. It is departmental food court. In the office room of the restaurant have a system which will be Server system and main domain. There was another 8 system in every department of food <span> </span>with printer for billing.I</SPAN><br> <p><span>Windows Server 2003 includes a mission critical Windows Server operating system, such as security, reliability, availability, and scalability.</SPAN><br> <p><span>You have to install DNS server for DC without DNS the client computers wouldn't know which one is DC.You can host DNS on a different server than DC.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Before Starting the DC installation process you need to make sure the <span> </SPAN>following points</SPAN><br> <p><span> </SPAN><br> <p><span>1)You have installed Basic windows server 2003 installation</SPAN><br> <p><span>2)Make sure you have assigned a static ip address to your server</SPAN><br> <p><span><span> </SPAN>Now start DC and DNS Setup process</SPAN><span></SPAN><br> <a><span> </SPAN></A> <span><span>Domain Controller</SPAN></SPAN><span></SPAN> <span>Active Directory is a huge topic in itself. While DCPROMO is easy to run, planning of both the physical and the logical structure is the key to a trouble free active directory. </SPAN> <p><span>Domain controllers do not have to be your most powerful machines, however they must be reliable and always available to answer logon requests. </SPAN><br> <a><span>DNS (Domain Name System)</SPAN></A><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span>Role</SPAN> <p><span>Once DNS is setup, it runs itself thanks to the new dynamic component hence DDNS. TCP/IP knowledge plus understanding of how DNS works is essential when troubleshooting connectivity problems.</SPAN><br> <p><span>DNS enables client machines to resolve servers IP addresses. Once the client finds the server, Active Directory uses LDAP to locate services like Kerberos, Global Catalog that clients request.</SPAN><br> <a><span>Print Server Role</SPAN></A><span></SPAN> <p><span>In my experience there is a contrast between the software settings which are easy to configure and the hardware which constantly need for attention e.g. paper jam, 'out of toner'. Check list for print server:</SPAN><br> <p><span></SPAN> <br> <p><span>Printer Priority</SPAN><br> <p><span>Network Printers</SPAN><br> <p><span></SPAN><br> <p><b><span>Client Configuration :- </SPAN></B><span>After</SPAN><span><span> Installation of Windows Xp give the IP Add on TCP/IP of IPV4.If you want to manually configure DNS server addresses, click</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Use the following DNS server addresses</SPAN></b><span><b><span>,</SPAN></B></SPAN><span><span> and then type the preferred DNS server and alternate DNS server IP addresses in the</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Preferred DNS server</SPAN></b><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span><span>and</SPAN></SPAN><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><b><span>Alternate DNS server</SPAN></b><span><span> </SPAN></SPAN><span><span>boxes. After all job try to ping each other. I'm trying this and it also pinging. Files and data also can be shared through it.</SPAN></SPAN>

on Feb 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to Reset AD Password for Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008?


Have you ever forgotten Active Directory (AD) password? Do you know how to reset AD password? Is there any Windows password reset software to do AD password reset? If not, what to do to reset AD password? Before answering these questions and do AD password reset, you need to what is active directory, Windows domain and domain controller.
What is Active Directory?Active Directory is used by system administrators to store information about users, assign security policies, and deploy software. It was released first with Windows 2000 Server edition and refined further in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and was renamed Active Directory Domain Services. AD components include such domains, domain controllers, trust relationships, forests, organizational units, etc. What is a domain controller?
According to Wiki, a domain controller is a server that responds to security authentication requests (logging in, checking permissions, etc.) within the Windows Server domain. The domain controllers in your network are the centerpiece of your Active Directory service. It stores user account information, authenticates users and enforces security policy for a Windows domain. When you install Windows Server on a computer, you can choose to configure a specific server role for that computer. When you want to create a new domain, or an additional domain controller in an existing domain, you configure the server with the role of domain controller by installing AD DS.
What is a Domain?A domain is a concept introduced in Windows NT whereby a user may be granted access to a number of computer resources with the use of a single username and password combination.
The domain concept not only allows a user to have access to resources that may be on different servers, but it also allows one domain to be given access to another domain in a trust relationship. In this arrangement, the user need only log in to the first domain to also have access to the second domain's resources as well.
So it is hard to say if there any windows password recovery software can reset AD password. Windows password recovery software like Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise can allow you to reset domain administrator password on Active directory for Windows server 2000/2003/2008.
Steps to reset domain administrator password
  • Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Unlocker Enterprise in any available computer.
  • Step 2: Run the software and insert a USB flash drive to computer.
  • Step 3: Select Domain Administrator and target USB drive, and then click the Burn button to start burning an ISO image file to the USB flash drive.
  • Step 4: Click ok when burning process is completed.
  • Step 5: Insert the burned USB flash drive to your locked computer and set the computer to boot from USB.
  • Step 6: Choose the way to reset AD password.
  • 2 options for you to reset domain password
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  • Option 1: Reset the default domain administrator password to Pa123456
  • Option 2: Reset AD password by creating a specified domain administrator account.
  • Step 7: Click YES to continue and click Ok when the domain password has been successfully reset.
Now you can log on your domain with the user name of administrator and password of 'Pa123456' if you select option 1. If you select option 2, you can log on domain with the username of 'passkiller' and password of 'Pa123456'.

on Oct 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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2003 server


Hey deepak,

Yes, you can change password in 2003 server without any cd.

The thing that manages all the information about Passwords, User Accounts, Printers, And providing permission to all clients that are present on ur network, is "Active Direcory Service"

You must install Active directory to use it's funtionality.

to install active directory-

Go to start -> Run
then type "dcpromo"

Follow the wizard as per your network domain description and requirements.

Restart your computer.

Go to start -> Administrative tools -> and select Active directory users and computers.

In Active directory user and computer snap-in
Expand ur server and click Users.

You will be now able to see different accounts available on ur computer.

Select and right click Administrator and select change password or create password.

Type your password with including any of the capital letter and an digit like "Password01" check and uncheck different parameters given.

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Aug 02, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Features of active directory


Active Directory think of it has management system for all network LAN PCs in your domain. You can add users to certain enterprise groups, you can disable accounts, push and pull software application better then you can in SMS domain. I use to to clone user accounts or create new user groups. Very easy to learn. To install on Server requires a domain, DNS. If you're using Windows Server 2003 and setup the server to manage active directory all the options for the installation process will appear for installation. There are a lot of info online and in books if you need more info. There are training classing offer at MS Solutions Centers.

Jul 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Active directory


An application directory partition is represented by a domainDNS object with an instanceType attribute value of DS_INSTANCETYPE_IS_NC_HEAD combined with DS_INSTANCETYPE_NC_IS_WRITEABLE. This domainDNS object represents the application directory partition root (NC head), and is named similar to a regular domain partition, for example, "DC=dynamicdata,DC=fabrikam,DC=com", which corresponds to a DNS name of "dynamicdata.fabrikam.com". An application directory partition can, therefore, be instantiated anywhere a domain partition can be instantiated. There is no NetBIOS name associated with an application directory partition.

It is possible to nest application directory partitions, that is, an application directory partition can have child application directory partitions. Searches with subtree scope rooted at an application directory partition head will generate continuation references to the child application directory partitions.

An application directory partition replica can only be created on a domain controller that is running on Windows Server 2003 and later and only while the Domain-Naming FSMO role is held by a Windows Server 2003 and later domain controller. In a mixed forest that has both Windows Server 2003 domain controllers and down-level domain controllers (Windows 2000 domain controllers or Windows NT 4.0 primary domain controllers), an attempt to create an application directory partition replica on a down-level domain controller will fail.

An application directory partition also has a corresponding crossRef object in the Partitions container of the configuration partition. The crossRef can be pre-created manually before creating the domainDNS object. The pre-created crossRef object must have the attribute values shown in the following table or the partition creation will fail. If the crossRef object does not exist, the Active Directory server will create one when the application directory partition is created.

Jul 09, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Installing exchange server


You can set up a subnetwork but it has to have a separate domain controller.

Consider using Virtual Server or VMware for testing as well.

Jul 08, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Regarding ActiveDirectory Services in Windows system


Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including: using the same database, for use primarily in Windows environments. Active Directory also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory stores information and settings in a central database. Active Directory networks can vary from a small installation with a few hundred objects, to a large installation with millions of objects (though not easily [3]).
Active Directory was previewed in 1996, released first with Windows 2000 Server edition, and revised to extend functionality and improve administration in Windows Server 2003. Additional improvements were made in both Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008.
Active Directory was called NTDS (NT Directory Service) in older Microsoft documents. This name can still be seen in some AD binaries.
There is a common misconception that Active Directory provides software distribution. Software distribution is run by a separate service that uses additional proprietary schema attributes that work in conjunction with the LDAP protocol. Active Directory does not automate software distribution, but provides a mechanism by which other services can provide software distribution.

Jul 01, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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Excange server


It is a design problem. Check whether the DNS Server is working properly or not. Seems you will have to do a good work around. Go through the microsoft KBs with the event IDs

Nov 06, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2003 for...

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